General Colin L. Powell proves the old adage “Nothing is new” is very true! He shared this 60 year old photo of himself on his official Facebook page with this caption: “Throwback Thursday - I was doing selfies 60 years before you Facebook folks. Eat your heart out Ellen!
The Sovereign's Sceptre with Cross was made in 1661 to replace one of the two sceptres destroyed during the Civil War, and was later set with the mightiest stone from the Cullinan Diamond - the 530-carat Great Star of Africa.
For staying so positive through such a dark time. 'I’ve asked myself again and again whether it wouldn’t have been better if we hadn’t gone into hiding, if we were dead now and didn’t have to go through this misery, especially so that the others could be spared the burden. But we all shrink from this thought. We still love life, we haven’t yet forgotten the voice of nature, and we keep hoping, hoping for…everything.' - Anne Frank at age 11, 1941
Scarborough beach, England, taken in 1897. The bathing trolleys were made so that victorian ladies could get undressed and into their (less than revealing) bathing suits, then be pushed, or pulled, into the sea, and get into the water without revealing themselves to the men's gaze.
Henry VIII's personal divorce plea - the letter that changed the course of history. It is addressed to Cardinal Benedetto de Accolti, the Bishop of Ravenna, requesting a divorce from 1st wife Katherine of Aragon & dated January 18, 1529.
Letter from Jane Seymour found after 469 years informing Henry VIII of the birth of his son!! Amazing!!!!
Oskar Schindler (1908–1974) a German industrialist born in Moravia, which was part of Austria-Hungary. Credited with saving over 1,100 Jews during the Holocaust by employing them in his enamelware and ammunitions factories, in what is now Poland and the Czech Republic-The subject of the film "Schindler's List." - On his grave, the Hebrew inscription reads: "Righteous among the Nations", The German inscription reads: "The Unforgettable Lifesaver of 1200 Persecuted Jews" - "Requiescat in Pace"
Frank Foley was a British secret service agent estimated to have saved 10,000 Jews from the Holocaust. In his role as passport control officer he helped thousands of Jews escape from Nazi Germany. At the 1961 trial of former ranking Nazi Adolf Eichmann, he was described as a “Scarlet Pimpernel” for the way he risked his own life to save Jews. Sometimes he went into internment camps to get Jews out, hiding them in his home, and helping them get forged passports.